Peninsula State Park, Fish Creek

4.8
#1 of 188 in Parks in Wisconsin
With its cedar, maple, and beech forests, an abundance of wildlife, and a picturesque shoreline, Peninsula State Park is a perfect escape for campers and outdoor enthusiasts. The 1,528 ha (3,776 acre) park offers numerous hiking and biking trails, an 18-hole golf course, vehicle and tent camping areas, and many facilities to make your stay comfortable. Visit some of the park's famous landmarks, such as Eagle Bluff Lighthouse and its museum, plus the award-winning American Folklore Theatre. The 45 m (150 ft) tall bluffs that rise above the sandy beaches are the park's most recognized natural features. Availability of many amenities depends on the season and the weather; check online or via telephone before you visit. Use our Fish Creek day trip tool to add Peninsula State Park and other attractions to your Fish Creek vacation plans.
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  • If you travel to Door County in the fall, this park is something you don't want to miss. One thing to be aware of, is that if you visit when the entrance center isn't open, it is helpful to have the e...  more »
  • What a beautiful forest and lake shore drive! While we did not have much time, every moment was wonderful. Expansive lake and island views, lighthouse, and a nice bay. Very well maintained.  more »
  • Great park, well maintained, lovely views. The inly thing missing was an observation tower. I would love to come back in summer to camp!  more »
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  • This park has everything! Beauty, awesome bike trails along the lake, Northern Sky Theater (a treasure I wouldn't want to miss), fun beach with bike & boat rentals, nature center, hiking trails, piers for fishing or star gazing & an excellent ranger system. To top it off, the park is located in Fish Creek- a cute harbor town with lots of fun shops! Our family highly recommends this park! 😊
  • Great park! We camped there for a few days. The camp sites were in decent shape, the bathrooms/showers were adequate. The hiking trails were amazing. If you enjoy hiking make sure to go through Eagle Trail. It's marked as "difficult" but it's not bad at all. The sights on this trail are amazing. 2 minor complaints: The lumber yard is only open from 4-7. We only camp a couple times a year so I don't know if this is common or not. But we found those hours to be a fairly big inconvenience. We had to plan our days around making sure we'd be back in time to buy firewood. Also, we found a lot of the trail heads were not marked very clearly. Many trail heads had no signs at all. And sometimes we'd walk up to a map that would be so sun-faded that the "You are here" star would be completely gone. Overall, if you like hiking or biking I would highly recommend this park. We typically visit Door Co. once a year and decided to camp instead of staying at a hotel this time. It was a great decision.
  • One of the best State Parks I have ever been to, you can do everything here and it's gorgeous. You can have an awesome time with your family or alone. I have not camped here yet but I imagine that it is just amazing.
  • Really nice state park but I wish they offered more adventure sports in the area. There is so much potential for mountain biking, rock climbing, and more. Please focus on this to make the area a true destination!
  • Wisconsin state parks are amazing. This one is at the top of the list. Awesome hiking. Great beach with concession stand and boat rentals.

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